There is a large contingent of conservatives muttering overnight about Kavanaugh and Roe. A good number don't think he'll be much better than Kennedy on that issue and are only prevented from going off the ledge by Democrat screams about Kavanaugh and Roe. Some are already privately bitching that Kavanaugh's nomination sets back the pro-life cause, but they still recognize he'll be better than Kennedy on many issues. The wailing of the left is providing comfort for those on the right who are not reassured Kavanaugh is right enough.
But the relevant issue here is guns matter, and President Trump knows it. Kavanaugh authored an opinion in the second review of the Heller case at the appellate level, and both Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia embraced his reasoning.
Kavanaugh is an intellectual standard-bearer for the right to keep and bear arms.
There are now more handguns owned in the United States by private citizens than there are private citizens. The armory of the American people is larger than the armory of the American military. For the past year, a growing number of Democrats have become ever more vocal about curtailing gun rights. The Democrats have become more and more public about gun confiscation. A former Supreme Court Justice has called for the repeal of the Second Amendment. The California Supreme Court has declared that gun laws that are physically, literally impossible to comply with are still constitutional.
And Bill Nelson, Jon Tester, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, and Claire McCaskill are going to be asked to vote on whether Kavanaugh should or should not be on the United States Supreme Court.
Voting against Kavanaugh will be akin to voting for a rollback of the second amendment, and they'll have hell to pay from pro-gun voters in their states who are increasingly voting on guns as a single issue in response to the left's radicalism.
If they don't oppose him, they'll have hell to pay from the left.
Good luck with that, Democrats.